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KCSMMHZ
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
is planning to use energy-efficient vehicles, but they'll still produce an estimated 200 tons of co2. and large amounts of electricity will be needed during the 12-day conference itself -- for lighting and air conditioning, for example. that's another 3500 tons of co2. then there's the refreshments served during breaks. and in the evening, the participants will dine in doha's restaurants and hotels. meat, coffee, wine -- it all has to be produced and prepared, and that adds up to another 800 tons of c02. the overnight stays at the hotel, with air conditioning, hot water for showers and fresh towels every day -- that's another 1800 tons co2. summing up, the twelve-day climate summit in qatar will cause a whopping 136,300 tons of co2. that's about the same amount that the mid-sized city of bochum in germany will generate during the same period of time. and we shouldn't expect much by way of new ideas on climate protection from the conference hosts. the tiny desert nation of qatar tops the world in per capita co2 emissions. >> a desert nation sitting on seemingly endless reserves of oil
KCSMMHZ
Dec 1, 2012 8:00am PST
have coming up: saving energy -- how cheap loans help protect the environment in bosnia. soccer secrets -- women in saudi arabia score goals far from the public gaze. and new riches -- guinea wants to make the most of its natural wealth. bosnia-herzegovina is still recovering from the balkan conflict which ended 17 years ago. with unemployment at around 43% this is a difficult environment to get people to invest in saving energy. most are simply too busy making ends meet. but the country has a lot of potential. better insulation of buildings and more modern technology could bring large energy savings. to get things moving, the international climate initiative has been offering cheap loans to those willing to invest. >> they still look like cartridges -- these screws have to be hardened before they get their threading. the furnace heats the screws to 900 degrees celsius. then the glowing steel is cooled in an oil bath. senad macic is in charge of the entire process. he regularly checks the temperature beneath the giant oven. >> it's ok. it's not too hot. >> the oil is being cooled with w
KCSMMHZ
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
of the main political parties debated the future of nuclear power in the country's energy mix. prime minister yoshihiko noda presented the position of the ruling democratic party. he pledged to aim for a shutdown of all nuclear plants by the end of the 2030s. >> translator: i believe that after last year's nuclear accident the public is determined to get rid of nuclear power and to shut down the plants. we need to promote realistic policies that respond to these expectations. >> one of noda's main opponents, liberal democratic party leader shinzo abe said nuclear power should not be a matter of black or white. >> translator: after experiencing such a severe nuclear accident, we've all decided that japan should depend on nuclear power as little as possible. but the ldp's position is not to simply say let's go nuclear-free. that's because we're a responsible party. >> abe said the real issue is how to secure enough electricity. he added it would be unreasonable to rely on renewable energy sources as they have yet to be fully developed. the leader of the newly formed tomorrow party, yukiko kada,
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
the most independent sovereign ty is the most important point. peaceful use of the nuclear energy and the other is the peaceful use for outer space. actually using outer space with the launch and show you the time of december. a little bit before december, south korea had time launch their own satellite. they delayed the launch and during the preparation, no one complained. no one criticized. whenever north korea did something with the missile launch, anyone in the international community cannot accept it. therefore some of them admit that north korea has a right to launch missiles into outer space. >> we are talking about two missiles. plus it's december, not the best of months. >> that's right. yeah. it's a quite unusual one. they strongly indicated that the 100 day hold to succeed, but they understand about the product because in the winter time and using the fuel is quite unstable and weather conditions are not so good. >> despite that they are willing to take the risk. >> that's right. yes because again -- the independent sovereignty are quite important. they are much more pr
KCSMMHZ
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
as the transpacific partnership. they'll outline their vision for how to supply the country's energy needs after the nuclear disaster in fukushima. and they'll talk about how to defend national security. the official campaign lasts 12 days. voters head to the polls on sunday, december 16th. earlier i spoke with nhk senior commentator masayo nakajima, who has covered countless elections in japan. i asked him what voters are thinking about most. >> voters are thinking first off about whether the democratic party of japan should stay in power. you know, the dpj swept into power in 2009, ending more than half a century of unbroken rule by the leader democrats. its leaders promised a lot as people used to being in opposition often do. they said they would cut government spending. they said they would stop the construction of a multimillion-dollar dam, make expressways toll free. prime minister noda had to come out last month to apologize for all the broken promises. support for his party slumped under his watch. the dpj offered a confused response to the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. noda
KCSMMHZ
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
important issue in this campaign. 22% cite social security reform. 13% say energy policy. including the use of nuclear power is their top issue. we also asked voters who they believe is more qualified to be prime minister after the lower house elections. 20% say the leader of the governing democratic party . 20% say the leader of the governing democratic party yoshihiko noda, who is currently prime minister. 25% say the leader of the main opposition liberal democratic party, shinzo abe. 49% say neither. our poll also suggests the approval rating for noda's cabinet has hit a record low of 21%. that's down one percentage point from a survey taken a week ago. the disapproval rating fell by two percentage points to 62%. many of the people we spoke to seemed eager to cast ballots on december 16th. 88% told nhk they would go out to vote. >>> new auto sales in japan fell in november for a third straight month, but the pace of decline was so slow that it was almost flat. industry groups said on monday that 393,000 cars, trucks, and buses were sold in the country last month. that's down 0.4% from a
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
for getting government permission to export the commodity. the u.s. energy department released the report on wednesday. it says the export of shale gas and other natural gas products would raise energy prices but would help the economy overall. the government is now ready to examine whether to give the go-ahead to export projects. a number of energy firms hope to export natural gas as the surge in shale gas output pushes domestic gas prices sharply lower. >>> the export plans include business with japan's electric and gas utilities. japanese energy firms have had to increase their use of thermal power plants since the nuclear accident and are keen to buy cheaper u.s. gas. officials at japan's transport ministry have ordered airlines to inspect boeing passenger jets. they say state-of-the-art 787 dreamliners have had problems with their fuel lines. the emergency order followed a fuel leak in october involving a 787 flown by all nippon airways. workers at boeing found that fuel line connectors designed to prevent leaks were not installed on that plane. officials at all nippon airways and ja
KCSMMHZ
Dec 1, 2012 8:30am PST
in this country. we are walking corpses. our bodies are alive, but our spirits have died. >> all their energy goes into the fight. many are mental rex, dependent on drugs or alcohol -- many are mental wrecks. the solidarity within the group is all they have left. that is why the group has gathered at the court to show support for one of their number who is charged with organizing the hunger strike. the judges limousines are parked in front of the building. officially, the magistrates and 600 euros per month, beginning just as in albania usually involves money changing hands. the case involves 20 victims of the communist dictatorship. they spent years in prison for protesting against the brutal isolationist regime. now they are victims again of a government that is refusing them compensation. under a law passed in 2007, the former dissidents are entitled to 14 euros for every day they spent in jail. most of the men have received only a fraction of that. we go to meet his father. the government has allotted him a room. the toilets down the corridor are hardly more than holes in the floor, and they s
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